University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ)

Latest version published by University of British Columbia on Oct 24, 2017 University of British Columbia

Over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides showcase BC and the Yukon’s spectacular insect diversity. Past collectors’ particular projects have shaped the collection, and have resulted in particularly strong holdings of Hemiptera (true bugs), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Siphonaptera (fleas) and Anoplura and Mallophaga (lice). The collection has also been enriched by the following notable holdings: de Waard Lepidoptera (moths), Downes Hemiptera (true bugs), Foxlee Diptera (true flies) and Hymenoptera (bees and wasps), Harrison Coleoptera (carabids), Llwewllyn Jones Lepidoptera (butterflies), Scudder Hemiptera (true bugs), Stace-Smith Coleoptera (beetles). The Collection also includes an extensive library of entomological literature, ranging from insect taxonomy, biology, and habitat to pest control. It includes over 350 books, 8000 reprints, and 20 series of unbound journals. We also have over 10,000 photographic slides of insects and arachnids with accompanying data.

Data Records

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Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ) from University of British Columbia. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/r5d29ft9 (accessed on [date])

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9c45867f-f77d-42f3-9751-ae16bb7c9bc8.  University of British Columbia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; UBCZ; Spencer entomological collection; University of British Columbia; Canadensys; Canada; British Columbia; collection; specimens; entomology; Specimen

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3379
http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3379
http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca

Who filled in the metadata:

Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3379
http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
Principal Investigator
Karen Needham
Curator
University of British Columbia, Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3379
http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca

Geographic Coverage

Mainly a BC collection, with additional holdings from YT, AK, NT, and NU . Also a small number of specimens from the other Canadian Provinces and WA, OR, and CA in the United States.

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.57, -168.91], North East [71.46, -115.68]

Taxonomic Coverage

BC specimens from all insect orders. A small collection of non-insect arthropods from BC. Jumping spiders (Family Salticidae) from around the world.

Class  Insecta (Insects)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1900-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Spencer Entomological Museum
Collection Identifier SEMUBC
Parent Collection Identifier UBCZ
Specimen preservation methods Pinned
Curatorial Units Between 500,000 and 550,000 pinned specimens ,  Between 75,000 and 80,000 alcohol specimens ,  Between 25,000 and 30,000 microscope slides

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 9c45867f-f77d-42f3-9751-ae16bb7c9bc8
http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/r5d29ft9
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=ubc-entomology-collections